The food at Guo Bin is quite delicious, however, the service isn't exactly customer focused. On my last visit, the owner submitted their daily batch of credit card sales before all customers were finished. When it was time to pay our bill we were told we would have to wait 20 minutes to pay by credit or we could pay by cash. With $1 short of cash in our pockets, we were told to go to an ATM or wait the 20 minutes. Why didn't they ask us to pay early? Or, why didn't they wait until all diner's were finished with their dining experience before they submitted their batch? That wasn't made clear to us either and we never received an apology for our inconvenience. Late night diner's beware: although they close at 10:30 on a Saturday night, their credit system closes at 10:15 and bring cash or you'll find yourself driving to an ATM to find some.
This place has been downtown for a long time. They recently relocated down the street a bit. The place is larger and much cleaner (SE corner of Tucker/Locust, look for the red awning). Several years ago, a friend took me for "cheap chinese" as he called it...Chinese Wok. They have all of the normal Chinese dishes but my favorite is the Hot Braised Chicken with Boneless Chicken. The sauce is spicy, but not hot. You get either Crab Rangoon or an Egg Roll with the meal (and a fortune cookie). I usually drink water and the meal is about 6 dollars. It's certainly enough food for a lunch. The people have always been nice and helpful...sometimes remembering who I am and knowing exactly what I'm going to order. They were closed for about a year when they moved and I really missed the food!
I am not normally a fan of chinese restaurants because of the scare of the meat they are rumored to sell. However, my sister always visits this one particular Chinese restaurant. She has moved to the other side of town but continues to go out of her way, whenever she has a "chinese food" craving. I took the chance one day and decided to "try" it out. I was so suprised and shocked when I walked in the restaurant. It smelled like bleach. Not too heavy, but just enough to see it was clean. The walls were clean, the floor was mopped and the inside of the cooking area was very clean. They even rated an A under the Board of Health Certificate. Not to mention the food was extremely good and the vegetables were fresh. I would recomment this Chinese Restaurant to anyone who wants a really good and CLEAN environment.